EPA Floats Guide For Ensuring State Permits Comply With Rights Law

October 7, 2021
EPA is detailing its plans to develop a cumulative impacts guidance by the end of next year to help its investigators and others determine whether environmental permitting decisions by state and other recipients of agency funds are discriminatory, a measure that has long been sought by the agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) and environmental justice (EJ) advocates. The information is contained in a Sept. 20 memo from the Office of General Counsel (OGC) and External Civil Rights Compliance Office...

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